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Sustainability

Tufts plays a crucial role in helping the world adapt to a changing planet while tackling such challenging issues as climate change and resource depletion. Our goal is to be responsible stewards of the physical environment by cultivating knowledge of sustainable issues and solutions across disciplines in our students and faculty.

 
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New & Notable

Spotlights

  • Mountain Landscape

    An international research organization and Tufts affiliate dedicated to sustainable development.

  • ENVS Lunch and Learn

    Every week during the academic year, the ENVS Lunch and Learn lecture series features speakers from government, industry, academia and non-profit organizations to give presentations on environmental topics.

  • A garden

    A space for Tufts students to learn about gardening and environmental sustainability and interact with Somerville gardeners who maintain the adjacent community garden.

  • Group photo of UEP staff

    A master’s-level environmental policy and planning program with a focus on environmental management skills and urban studies.

  • Tennis court with bin for recylcling tennis balls

    Providing used tennis balls with a non-profit organization that recycles them into surfaces such as equestrian turf for therapeutic riding centers for people with disabilities or life-threatening illnesses.

  • Students at a table passing out info on sustainability

    Make a gift of any size to specifically support sustainability efforts. 

Resources

Sustainability on Campus

Explore what Tufts is doing to reduce its own impact on the environment, including efforts related to waste reduction, water and energy use, food, and health. Find out more about student clubs, events, and other resources for faculty, staff, and students interested in getting involved with sustainability on campus. 

Visit the Office of Sustainability